A 9-year-old boy took his own life, just days after coming out to his peers as gay, due to the severe bullying he received. Sadly, he is not alone, suicide rates among LGBTQ youth are rising at an alarming pace.
As a clinician, how do you approach a sensitive topic like gender identity without offending your clients? How do you navigate the LGBTQ spectrum, with its unique terminology and challenges? How are you supposed to help an LGBTQ youth client when their parents are not on board?
You are not alone in struggling with these types of questions. Watch expert Tristan Martin, PhD, LMFT, as he draws on his many years of working with LGBTQ youth. Tristan will show you effective clinical strategies for:
Working with these youth and families can be complex, requiring the balance of many seemingly opposing viewpoints. As a clinician, there is nothing more rewarding than facilitating these changes and watching families discover their own path towards understanding.
Help LGBTQ kids and adolescents know that it’s their right to be themselves!
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Tristan Martin, PhD, LMFT, is a private practice sexuality/gender therapist and professor in Syracuse, New York. He utilizes an affirmative and sex positive stance to connect and create change. Clinically he provides support for gender, sexual, erotic and relationally diverse communities, with specialization in supporting gender transition for youth and adults. Dr. Martin has presented at multiple national conferences and contributed publications to the field of family therapy on transgender issues.
Financial: Dr. Tristan Martin maintains a private practice and has employment relationships with Syracuse University and SUNY Upstate Medical University. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Tristan Martin is a member of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists and the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy.
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